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Stop Subsidizing Stadiums

The Big Stink Wrote: May 21, 2012 11:02 AM
If we're subsidizing people's recreation, Minnesota pols would be better served if they built and maintained a fleet of purple and gold bass boats. Then, on Sunday afternoons in the fall, the state could go fishing - and listen to the Packers on their radios.

Never trust politicians to negotiate with jocks; the jocks will win millions of taxpayer dollars and embarrass fans by losing games.

I didn’t always feel opposition to public stadiums; I enjoy attending live sporting events; I like wearing my NFL, NHL and MLB gear and rooting for my favorite teams. But I’m not buying the “Stadiums create jobs!” chant anymore. Here’s why:

1.) Caving To Jocks

Politicians care more about looking cool in front of jocks than representing their constituents. Case in point: The new Vikings Stadium.

Remember the old Metrodome with the roof that collapsed under snow last December? The...